The wonder that is the heating pad…

heating pad

So yesterday I awoke with a terrible, lower backache. My time on the elliptical machine the day before had come back to haunt me. I couldn’t bend or even lean, and the pain was constant.

I had leftover prescription lidocaine patches from a car accident (no they were not expired), so I thought I’d give one a try. Since this was an Rx item, I anticipated some quick relief. Oh, I was so wrong…

After struggling to get down the stairs, Stef recommended the heating pad. I was skeptical merely because I was using a prescription with no results. How could a heating pad do much for me?

So I pulled it out and settled into bed with the heating pad under my aching back. Stef was so right! After about a half hour, I was already feeling better. My muscles were loosening up, and I felt decent for the first time that day.

When I woke up this morning, I had some discomfort, but it was a great improvement from yesterday. Now that I have finished classes for the day, I’ll spend a little more time with that heating pad.

I’m happy to say, I am on the mend…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

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